Flames coach Bob Hartley would compare Johnny Gaudreau favorably to the best players he's ever coached, which includes Ilya Kovalchuk, Peter Forsberg, and Joe Sakic.
"He’s right up there," Hartley said. "He’s a game-changer. He’s a guy that when the game’s on the line, you want him with the puck. And, to his credit, he wants the puck. He wants to be there. You are born with this. You can teach to pass the puck, you can teach many things, and you can improve many parts, but his compete level for a guy of his size, I’ve rarely seen this." Gaudreau has 17 goals and 39 points in 35 games this season. The sophomore forward also has five game-winning goals, which puts him in a tie for second place in the league.
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